Microsoft acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion – Techgrabyte

Microsoft is acquiring GitHub, and could announced the  deal as early as Monday Bloomberg reports. It is 2nd biggest acquisition of Microsoft’s CEO following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago. The company has acquiring GitHub by paying $7.5 billion in stock for the company in a deal that should close later this year. Business Insider first reported talks between the companies on Friday.

As the CEO Satya Nadella’s, take the charge of company it is heavily developing and investing in new technologies like  PowerShell, Visual Studio Code, and the Microsoft Edge JavaScript engine. The company has also partnered with Canonical to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, and acquired Xamarin to assist with mobile app development. The company is supporting many flavors of Linux and has used open-source models on some significant cloud and developer products itself. Gitub is San Francisco based company essential for coder, and many other comprise like Apple, Amazon, Google use GitHub. It’s also a social network of sorts for developers. There are 28 million developers contributed to Gitub and 85 million repositories hosted on.

In August, GitHub announced that it was looking for a CEO to replace Chris Wanstrath, one of the company’s co-founders. GitHub will now be led by CEO Nat Friedman, the founder of Xamarin, who will report to Microsoft’s Cloud and AI chief Scott Guthrie. GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath will now become a technical fellow at Microsoft, also reporting into Guthrie. The question is why Microsoft  acquiring GitHub ? It’s easy to imagine why Microsoft’s has a interest in acquiring GitHub. GitHub popularity is rising day by day among the developers. The company has now has more than 1,000 employees actively pushing code to GitHub repositories.

The question around this acquisition will be what Microsoft does with GitHub in the future. How will company will utilize it ?

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